HENRY J. "Harry" Magee is known as a family man who also is dedicated to his professional family. And that dedication has affected an entire community.
A fourth-generation firefighter approaching his 39th year with the Philadelphia Fire Department, Magee has been named the 2012 Firefighter of the Year for his commitment to preserving the department's rich history at the Fireman's Hall Museum, in Old City, where he will be honored Friday.
"We do the work we do because we love it," said Magee, 63. "To be honored and spoken of in that fashion is very humbling."